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Coal and Gas Campaigner

Queensland Conservation Council
  • Location: Brisbane (remote working will be considered)
  • Estimated Hours: Full time (38 hours per week). Flexibility in working outside standard office hours will occasionally be required
  • Responsible To: Climate Lead
  • Term of Employment: 12-month contract with option to extend.
  • Remuneration: $94,808.62 - $99,104.21 plus 11.5% superannuation and 17.5% holiday leave loading. You will also receive Christmas-New Years as additional paid leave on top of four weeks of annual leave.

The Organisation

Queensland Conservation Council is the state’s peak non-government environment group. Our mission is to protect our natural environment and climate and make Queensland communities more sustainable.

We achieve our goals by advocating to the government, engaging with the community and informing through the media. We apply the latest scientific research to develop policies. We monitor progress and rate the performance of governments, their programs, and companies, holding them accountable to their commitments to the environment. Incorporated in 1969, we are a non-profit community organisation with no political affiliations.

We have a membership of almost 60 environment groups throughout Queensland, who we consult and coordinate with. We’re growing, with 15 staff, and an ambitious plan to grow the Environment movement in Queensland.

The Role

The Queensland Conservation Council is seeking a Coal and Gas Campaigner to lead the organisation’s campaigns to minimise the negative impacts of the fossil fuel sector on our climate and communities.

As an integral member of QCC's Climate Team, the Coal and Gas Campaigner will spearhead campaigns that focus on methane reduction and the broader climate implications of coal and gas operations in Queensland.

Your responsibilities will encompass the strategic design and execution of communications and advocacy campaigns aimed at reducing methane emissions, providing expert guidance on policy matters related to coal and gas, and engaging with various stakeholders to promote climate ambition across the State. You will monitor regulatory developments and the approval process of new mines within Queensland preparing arguments and responses where necessary.

Engaging with the media, supporters and the general public is a pivotal aspect of your role. You will work closely with the Digital Communications Specialist to develop comprehensive engagement strategies, organise awareness campaigns, and craft compelling content for diverse platforms to effectively convey the importance of methane reduction and ending fossil fuel use to the media, stakeholders, and the public.

Collaboration with stakeholders from diverse sectors will be vital for success. Through partnership-building and collaborative efforts, you will cultivate widespread support for methane reduction and sustainable practices across the State.

To excel in this role, you should possess a proven campaigning and knowledge of Queensland's coal and gas industry. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, are indispensable. Strong collaboration and stakeholder management abilities, coupled with strategic thinking will also be required.

Experience and Expertise


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, communications, or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience developing and delivering campaigns that drive real-world change.
  • Proven experience in climate advocacy and campaign management.
  • In-depth knowledge of Queensland's coal and gas industry and environmental issues.
  • Outstanding skills in crafting and delivering compelling narratives and messages that captivate and engage diverse audiences across both traditional and digital media channels.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills, including design expertise.
  • Solid experience in data management and analysis to inform campaign strategies and rapid response efforts.
  • A commitment to climate justice and system change.


  • An understanding of methane and its climate implications
  • An understanding and previous experience with or within NGOs working on climate change.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, politicians or other key stakeholders in Queensland.
  • Previous experience organising diverse community organisations for advocacy.
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental laws and regulations in Queensland.

Applicants who meet some, but not all, of the selection criteria are still encouraged to apply.

QCC aims to be as diverse as the country we are trying to protect and is an equal-opportunity employer. First Nations candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

We work hard to support the needs of employees from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities and experiences, and encourage you to apply if this is you.

To submit your application please click 'Apply Now' by the closing date.

Queensland Conservation Council acknowledges that we work on unceded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. We pay our deep respect to elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are at the forefront of addressing climate change and on the frontlines of experiencing the impacts of climate change and we acknowledge the ongoing role played by First Nations peoples in the climate movement. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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